Deaths: June 13

by bcampos862 | created - 13 Jun 2017 | updated - 1 month ago | Public

1. Fran Allison

Actress | The Mikado

A lovely and gracious presence amid a couple of scene-stealing puppets, Fran Allison was a shining star of radio and early TV, and enjoyed immense popularity with children for decades as the sole human element of the Kukla, Fran and Ollie (1947) show.

The open-faced blonde singer, actress and ...

2. A.R. Gurney

Writer | 3 by Cheever

A.R. Gurney was born on November 1, 1930 in Buffalo, New York, USA as Albert Ramsdell Gurney Jr. He was a writer, known for 3 by Cheever (1979), Television Theater (1953) and Trying Times (1987). He was married to Mary Forman Goodyear. He died on June 13, 2017 in Manhattan, New York City, New York.

3. Anita Pallenberg

Actress | Barbarella

Anita Pallenberg is probably best known for her romantic links to three of the original Rolling Stones. She was born in Italy in 1942. She became a model and appeared on covers of magazines such as Vogue. In 1965, she began dating Brian Jones. Subsequently, she left him for Keith Richards in 1967. ...

4. Argentinita Vélez

Actress | Buenas noches, Buenos Aires

Argentinita Vélez was born in La Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina as Estela Luisa Lorenzi. She was an actress, known for Buenas noches, Buenos Aires (1964), Reportaje en el infierno (1959) and Las modelos (1963). She died on June 13, 2010 in Buenos Aires.

5. Benny Goodman

Soundtrack | Allied

The King of Swing! Famed clarinetist, composer ("Stompin' at the Savoy") and conductor, educated at the Lewis Institute in Chicago and a student of Schillinger and Schoepp. He was a clarinetist with the orchestras of Bix Beiderbecke, Jules Herbuveaux, Arnold Johnson and Ben Pollack, and also played...

6. Charles Butterworth

Actor | This Is the Army

Charles Butterworth was, before he came to Hollywood in 1930, a stage attraction on Broadway. In the '30s, he had his big successes as the hero's no-nonsense best friend. He made a practice of ad-libbing dry quips and bons mots during shooting, and screenwriters took advantage of this by writing ...

7. Chips Moman

Soundtrack | Space Cowboys

Chips Moman was born on June 12, 1937 in LaGrange, Georgia, USA as Lincoln Wayne Moman. He was married to Jane Calhoun and Toni Wine. He died on June 13, 2016 in LaGrange.

8. D.J. Fontana

Actor | From Nashville with Music

D.J. Fontana was born on March 15, 1931 in Shreveport, Louisiana, USA as Dominic Joseph Fontana. He was an actor, known for From Nashville with Music (1969), Tupelove (2012) and Elvis & June: A Love Story (2002). He was married to Karen Arrington and Barbara Tullier. He died on June 13, 2018 in...

9. Darla Hood

Actress | The Bat

Darla Hood was born in a small rural Oklahoma town on Sunday, November 8th, 1931, she grew up as dark-banged cute girl, Darla Hood began her association with the motley "Our Gang" group at the tender age of 2 1/2, as she stated on the The Jack Benny Program (1950). Her father, James Claude Hood, Jr...

10. Douglas Seale

Actor | Aladdin

The British classical actor/producer/director Douglas Seale enjoyed a 65-year transatlantic career that included stage, films and television. Born in 1913 the son of Robert Henry Seale and his wife Margaret Law Seale, he was educated at Rutlish, a boys' comprehensive school in West Wimbledon. He ...

11. George Cisar

Actor | Attack of the Giant Leeches

George Cisar was born on July 28, 1912 in Cicero, Illinois, USA. He was an actor, known for Attack of the Giant Leeches (1959), The Ford Television Theatre (1952) and Dennis the Menace (1959). He died on June 13, 1979 in Los Angeles County, California, USA.

12. George Winslow

Actor | Gentlemen Prefer Blondes

The dark blond with deep blue eyes and cute "Buster Brown" haircut who was equipped with a deadly acute, dry facade was born George Karl Wentzlaff in Los Angeles on May 3, 1946. While it would have been hard for anyone to steal scenes from the likes of such veteran comedy superstars as Marilyn ...

13. Geraldine Page

Actress | The Trip to Bountiful

Considered by many to be one of the greatest American actresses of all time, Geraldine Page was a master craftswoman who seemed to bring out the most inner detail of the character she was playing. Her dedication to her craft has earned her the respect of many of today's great actors including Meryl...

14. Jack Ong

Actor | Next

Jack Ong was born on November 6, 1940 in Mesa, Arizona, USA. He is known for his work on Next (2007), Pacific Blue (1996) and V.I.P. (1998). He died on June 13, 2017 in Castle Rock, Colorado, USA.

15. Jimmy Dean

Actor | Diamonds Are Forever

Jimmy Dean, the musician, actor and entrepreneur, was instrumental in the mainstreaming of country music, a genre that now ranks as the most popular in the United States but which, back in the 1960s, was accorded little respect in the mass media. Jimmy Dean had a #1 hit in the US and England with ...

16. Joan Benham

Actress | Murder Ahoy

Joan Benham was born on May 17, 1918 in Fulham, London, England as Joan Olive Benham. She was an actress, known for Murder Ahoy (1964), Child in the House (1956) and Upstairs, Downstairs (1971). She was married to Martin Case. She died on June 13, 1981 in Westminster, London.

17. June Dayton

Actress | Tora! Tora! Tora!

June Dayton was born on August 24, 1923 in Dayton, Ohio, USA as Mary June Wetzel. She was an actress, known for Tora! Tora! Tora! (1970), The Streets of San Francisco (1972) and Robert Montgomery Presents (1950). She was married to Dean Harens. She died on June 13, 1994 in Sherman Oaks, California,...

18. K.T. Stevens

Actress | Corrina, Corrina

She certainly had the requisite genes for an acting career as her father was the legendary director Sam Wood and her mother was a stage performer. K.T. Stevens wasted no time either. By the time she was 2 years old, she had made her film debut in her father's silent classic Peck's Bad Boy (1921), ...

19. Lane Smith

Actor | My Cousin Vinny

Lane Smith was born on April 29, 1936 in Memphis, Tennessee, USA as Walter Lane Smith III. He was an actor, known for My Cousin Vinny (1992), Red Dawn (1984) and The Mighty Ducks (1992). He was married to Deborah Lynn Price and Sydnee Roberta Balaber. He died on June 13, 2005 in Northridge, ...

21. Martita Hunt

Actress | Great Expectations

Popular British character actress known for her rich cluster of queens, dowagers, shrews and evildoers, Martita Hunt was born on a ranch in Argentina to British parents, but moved with her family to England at age 10 for her formal education. On stage at age 21 with the Liverpool Repertory Theatre,...

22. Matthew Garber

Actor | Mary Poppins

Matthew Garber was a British child actor. Both of his parents were theatrical actors, but neither was particularly famous.

In 1963, Garbet came to the attention of actor Roy Dotrice (father of Karen Dotrice) who was seeking potential child actors. Roy recommended Garber to the casting department of ...

23. Mihaly 'Michu' Meszaros

Stunts | Look Who's Talking

Diminutive 2'9" actor and circus performer Mihaly 'Michu' Meszaros was born in 1939 in Budapest, Hungary. Meszaros performed for the Hungarian National Circus prior to coming to America in the 1970's. Not surprisingly, he portrayed circus midgets in both "Big Top Pee-wee" and "Warlock: The ...

24. Myrtle Allen

Self | Floyd on Britain & Ireland

Myrtle Allen was born on March 13, 1924 in Tivoli, Cork, Ireland as Myrtle Hill. She was married to Ivan Allen. She died on June 13, 2018 in Cork.

25. Nadia Gray

Actress | La dolce vita

Born Nadia Kujnir-Herescu in Bucharest, Romania, on November 23, 1923, to a Russian father and a Bessarabian mother, the future actress Nadia Gray was raised there. She met first husband Constantin Cantacuzino (1905-1958), a Romanian aviator and noted WWII fighter ace, while she was a passenger on ...

26. Sam Most

Composer | Sam Most, Jazz Flutist

Sam Most was born on December 16, 1930 in Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA as Samuel Most. He was a composer, known for Sam Most, Jazz Flutist (2001). He died on June 13, 2013 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

27. Sergio Renán

Director | El sueño de los héroes

Sergio Renán was born on January 30, 1933 in Paraná, Entre Ríos, Argentina as Samuel Kohan. He is known for his work on Heroes Dream (1996), This Was Solitude (2002) and Sentimental (1981). He died on June 13, 2015 in Buenos Aires City, Distrito Federal, Argentina.

28. Tim Russert

Editorial_department | Meet the Press

Tim Russert was born on May 7, 1950 in Buffalo, New York, USA as Timothy John Russert. He is known for his work on Meet the Press (1947), The Tim Russert Show (1994) and NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt (1970). He was married to Maureen Orth. He died on June 13, 2008 in Washington, District of ...

29. Ulf Stark

Writer | Tsatsiki, morsan och polisen

Ulf Stark was born on July 12, 1944 in Enskede, Stockholms län, Sweden. He was a writer and actor, known for Tsatsiki, Mum and the Policeman (1999), Sixten (1994) and Min vän shejken i Stureby (1997). He was married to Janina Orlov. He died on June 13, 2017 in Stockholm, Sweden.

30. Violeta Antier

Actress | Judith

Violeta Antier was born on March 23, 1927 in Buenos Aires, Argentina as Violeta Susana Vitali. She was an actress, known for Judith (1961), Anna Christie (1965) and Gente conmigo (1967). She died on June 17, 1970 in Argentina.

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